Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology

Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology
Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology
मुजफ्फरपुर प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
Motto Sarvopari Karma
Motto in English Work is above everything else
Established 1954
Type Public
Principal Prof. Dhrub Prasad
Academic staff 100
Admin. staff 100
Students 1,100
Undergraduates 1,000
Postgraduates 100
Location India Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Campus Urban 85 acres (340,000 m2)
Nickname MIT, Muzaffarpur
Affiliations B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University,

Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (Devanāgarī: मुजफ्फरपुर प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान) (commonly referred to as MIT, Muzaffarpur) is a public, coeducational engineering college located in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. It is wholly funded by the government of Bihar [1] . It was founded in 1954, just after India attained independence in 1947. The foundation stone was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru [2]. It runs undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Pharmacy. The institute has a campus at Muzaffarpur. Its alumni hold positions in government departments, public sector and private sector organizations in India and abroad.

The institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2004.



  • Prof A. T.Paul 15/9/1954- 4/8/1955
  • Prof B. Ojha 5/8/1954 - 4/8/1955
  • Prof D.P. Sinha 3/7/1960 - 2/9/1969
  • Prof S.K. Bhattacharya 3/9/1969 - 11/1/1970
  • Prof S. Prasad 12/1/1970 - 30/4/1978
  • Prof I.C. Nayak 1/5/1978 - 31/8/1983
  • Prof R.K. Garg 1/9/1983 - 31/1/1985
  • Prof U.N. Sharan 1/2/1985 - 14/9/1988
  • Prof P. Baskaran 15/9/1988 - 4/3/1991
  • Prof B.B. Lall 5/3/1991 - 30/11/1992
  • Prof R.P. Singh 1/12/1992 - 25/7/1995
  • Prof K. Prasad 26/7/1995 - 30/6//1996
  • Prof K.K. Sinha 1/7/1996 - 30/7/1996
  • Prof S.C. Sinha 31/7/1996 - 9/10/1998
  • Prof S.C. Roy 10/10/1998 - 9/11/1998
  • Prof D. Singh 10/11/1998- 31/7/2000
  • Prof Dhrub Prasad 1/8/2000 - 8/3/2007
  • Prof M.P.Jakhanwal 9/3/2007 - ??/??/??
  • Prof Dhrub Prasad  ??/??/?? - Present [3]

MIT (established with the name College of Civil Engineering, Muzaffarpur) began on September 25, 1954 with the one discipline (Civil Engineering).

It was inaugurated by Mr.C.P.N.Singh, Governor of then East Punjab (now Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh).The first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation of the main building on April 21, 1956. Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering disciplines were added in 1960 and the institute was renamed as Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology. Pharmacy and Leather Technology were added in 1978 and 1986 respectively. Information Technology and Electronics and Communication Engineering disciplines were introduced in 2001 [4]. In December, 2008 the government of Bihar declared that MIT would be developed into a model engineering college [5].


The campus is located at the north-west corner of Muzaffarpur city, along Muzaffarpur- Motihari road, and spread over an area of 85 acres (340,000 m2) at a distance of four kilometers from Muzaffarpur railway station. The institute is flanked by the holy river 'Burhi Gandak' on north, a reservoir on the east, Muzaffarpur-Motihari road on the south, and the road network on the west.

The campus is divided into the following zones:

  • Academic Zone that includes department offices, lecture theaters, libraries and workshops
  • Student Residential Zone
  • Faculty and Staff Residential Zone
  • Student Recreational Area, that includes football ground, cricket ground, basketball courts, badminton courts, hockey field, lawn tennis courts.

The campus has a canteen, shopping complex, student activity centre, hospital, primary school named MIT Bal Niketan, branch of State Bank of India, post-office and a temple.


Admission to undergraduate courses is made on the basis of merit in a competitive examination conducted by the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board [6]. Bihar Domicile students are eligible to appear in this examination. Admission to postgraduate programmes is done on all India basis based upon score in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by IITs/IISc

University affiliation

MIT is affiliated to B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur.

Academic departments

Degree programs

Degree programs offered are: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

MIT has the following branches at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Technology) level. The number of seats available in each discipline is given in parentheses:

MIT also offers Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) At the postgraduate (M.Tech) level MIT has the following branches

Facilities for research (Ph.D) exist in all departments.

Graduate studies after MIT

MIT students have pursued Ph.D/M.S/MBA in universities around the world.

Student life

Hostels The institute is residential in nature. There are six boys hostels having a capacity to accommodate 700 students, and one girls hostel (the Golden Jubilee Girls Hostel) with a capacity to accommodate 60 students.

Arts club A programme is organized in the Christmas holiday by students. Tke participants come from the colleges located throughout the country. Prizes are awarded to participants. The society has purchased musical instruments. The audio-visual hall of the institute serves as an venue to stage cultural activities.

Sports club The sports club has been functioning since 1954 and provides facilities for cricket, lawn tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, football and indoor games. The club organizes the institute's annual sports, an inter-college athletic meet and a lawn tennis tournament every year at MIT sports grounds.

SIRTDO The Small Industries Research, Training and Development Organization (SIRTDO) was established at MIT in 1976 with financial support from the Government of Bihar with the objective to encourage entrepreneurship among MIT students. The organization organizes orientation programmes with the collaboration of other national level institutes. SIRTDO acts as incubation center for new business ventures by providing facilities at the campus and provides training to the entrepreneurs in product design, development and management, marketing and finance.

Notable alumni

In government departments, public and private sector organizations:

  • Sh, Bishnu Deo Jha, Training Superintendent, Nucleor Corporation of India, Tarapur, Mumbai
  • Sh, Sandeep Kumar, Assistant, Software Technology Group, Arup Global,Hyderbad, India
  • Raja Prasad Kejriwal, Proprietor, Founder of Electro Complex, Kolkata
  • Dr.Giridhari L. Agrawal, foil air bearing technology and high speed turbomachinery, founder and President of R&D Dynamics Corporation, Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States. [7]
  • Lalit K Shrivastava., Engineer-in-Chief (retired.), Water Resources Dept., Govt. of Bihar[8]
  • Sita Ram Chhaparia, Engineer-in-Chief (retired), Roads, Govt. of Bihar[9]
  • Chandrasekhar Dwivedi, real estate developer in United States, ex-MLA, Bihar, philanthrophist.[10]
  • Mahabir Prasad, Indian Administrative Service (retired) [11]
  • Yogendra Prasad, ex-CMD, National Hydroelectric Corporation Limited [12]
  • A.K.Sinha ex-CMD, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited [13]
  • K.R.P.Verma, ex-CMD Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited.
  • Dr.B.P.Singh, Chief (R&D), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • R.P.Singh, ex-Vice President (Engineering Services and Projects), Tata Steel, Jamshedpur and Vice-Chairman, Tata Consulting Engineers Limited [14]
  • Abanindra M Misra, Vice President (CSI & IR ), Tata Steel, Jamshedpur [15]
  • M.P.Srivastava, Vice President (Corporate HRD) and Head, Essar Learning Centre Essar Group [16]
  • Shashi Sinha, Senior Technical Director, AT&T, New Jersey, United States. [17]
  • Mukesh Kumar Singh, Vice-President (Broking), India Infoline Limited [18]
  • Mritieunjay Kumar, Chief Engineer, South East Central Railway [19]
  • R.P. Sharma S.E (Civil) Damodar Valley Corporation
  • Rohit Madhur, Director-Business By Design, India subcontinent, SAP AG, India [20]
  • Amarendra Singh, Vice-President (Delivery and Program Management), Comviva Technologies [21]
  • Suresh Kumar Regmi, Managing Director, Professional Computer Systems Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal. [22]
  • Abhay Shanker Verma, General Manager (Planning and Information systems), National Highways Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. [23]
  • Sanjay Singh, Deputy Chief Engineer (Construction), North Central Railway, Gwalior[24]
  • Kundan Lal, Vice-President, Head-R&D and Migration COE, Syntel India
  • Himanshu Shekhar, Chief Engineer (Electrical), Dulhashti Project, National Hydroelectric Corporation Limited[25]
  • Vijay Kumar Sinha, Chief Engineer (Electrical), O & M, National Hydroelectric Corporation Limited[26]
  • Raj Kejriwal, founder and President, Aaris LLC, Dayton, Ohio, United States [27]
  • Amarendra K. Sinha,Addl Director General (Eastern Region) CPWD, Kolkata. Formerly Principal CE and E-in-C Delhi PWD.
  • R.C.Jha, Chairman, Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, Government Of India [28]
  • V.C.Jha, additional Director, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India
  • Lakshman P Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, GPL Infrastructure , Gurgaon [29]
  • Narendra Srivastava, Chief Engineer, Nuclear Power Corporation of India[30]
  • Ranjan Kumar, Lead Design Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut, United States [31]
  • Vijoy Kumar Singh, Indian Administrative Service, Managing Director, MILKFED, Chandigarh [32]
  • B.P.Singh, Special Director General of Quality Assurance, Directorate General of Quality Assurance, Deptartnent Of Defence Production, Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India [33]
  • J.K.Srivastava, ex-Executive Director, Engineering Projects (India) Limited
  • Biswa Joshi, Deputy Director, Nepal Electricity Authority [34]
  • Dr. Dhrub Prasad, Director, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Bihar,Principal of MIT muzaffarpur(at present)[35]
  • Dr. Tarun Bhaskar, Lead Scientist, Computing and Decision Sciences, GE Global Research. Bangalore [36]
  • B. Shekhar, Managing Partner and Creative Head, Creative News & Film Production, New Delhi [37]
  • Dr. Ashraf Hussain, Country Manager, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Doha Qatar [38]
  • Ajay Surana, founder and Chief Executive Officer, ITneer Inc, Atlanta, United States [39]
  • A. P. Choudhary Director (Projects), Vizag Steel [40]
  • Achyut Pandey, Senior Vice-President (GMS), Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Prasoon Kumar, Vice-President, IFCI Limited [41]
  • Shantanu Shankar, Vice-President, Wealth Management Strategy and Business Management, HSBC India [42]
  • Tarun Kumar Prasad, President-Engineering, Jindal Power Limited
  • Amaresh Kumar, Vice-President (Marketing), Uninor [43]
  • R. N. Yadav, Whole Time Director (Technical), Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd [44]
  • Md. Mamoon Rasheed, Vice President – Project, Jain Energy Ltd [45]
  • S.K. Singh, Vice-President, Indus Towers Ltd. [46]
  • G.C. Mishra, Chief Engineer,(IRSE)(Retd.) Eastern Railway
  • Satish Kumar Singh, Chief Manager(EXCV.),COAL INDIA LIMITED, Bharat Coking Coal Limited
  • Hare Ram Singh, Secretary Technical to CE, PWD

In academia

  • Dr. Abhinav Kumar Singh, Indian Administrative Services, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mumbai{crime branch}, India
  • Dr. Ashutosh Bharti, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, India
  • Dr. Viccy Kumar Singh, MLA, Vice Chairman, Bihar Vikas Kendrya, India
  • Dr. Harshil Moolchandani, Director, Revenue Department, Indian Administrative Services, India
  • Dr Vikash Kumar, Head of Department, Civil Engineering, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Mr. Niraj Kumar Faculty Member, The ICFAI University, Jaipur
  • Mr. Vivek Narain C.E.O,Microsoft Private India. Ltd,co-ordination Microsoft SOUTH EAST ASIA.
  • Mr. Ankit Bhagat C.E.O,ATKINS EURO REGION.Ltd.
  • Mr. Guru Gopal Director B.S.N.L India Ltd
  • Mr. Kishor Kunal ,Director General of Police,Bihar


Alumni group on LinkedIn:

Notable faculty

  • Prof. D. P. Sinha was the principal of MIT, Muzaffarpur from 1960 - 1969. He received a degree in civil engineering from erstwhile Bihar College of Engineering and DIC from Imperial College London, England.
  • Dr. Niel Pundit was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT during 1961-1965. Later he left for United States where he works as Department Manager, Scalable System Software Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He received the Moon Landing Award in 1969 while working with TRW Systems and the Mars Landing Award in 1975 while working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory [73].
  • Dr. B. P. Singh was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT during 1966-1978. He joined the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1978 where he is now working as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering.


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